XX (Paperback)
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XX (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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Angela Chadwick demonstrates the abilities that scientific advances afford through the decision of a lesbian couple to give birth to a child… ovum-to-ovum. Political and ethical questions sparring with fear-mongering and vitriol, Chadwick paints a picture not too distant from today.

How far would you go for a child of your own?

When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, they jump at the chance to make history.

Fear-mongering politicians and right-wing movements are quick to latch on to the controversies surrounding Ovum-to-Ovum (o-o) technology and stoke the fears of the public. What will happen to the numbers of little boys born? Is there a sinister conspiracy to eradicate men at play?

In this toxic political climate, Jules and Rosie try to hide their baby from scrutiny. But when the news of Rosie's pregnancy is leaked to the media, their relationship is put under a microscope and they're forced to question the loyalty of those closest to them, and battle against a tirade of hate that threatens to split them apart...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349700267
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of the feminist novels of 2018.' - Stylist

'A pacy dystopian thriller.' - Red Magazine

'Clever and fast paced.' - Good Housekeeping

'Topical, probing and quietly intense - XX is a phenomenal debut.' - Skinny

'Fantastic - completely topical, utterly believable, and that rare thing: an issue-driven book that feels like a story, not an issue.' - Julie Cohen 

'This is really, really good! A commercial Handmaid's Tale meets Humans. Timely, current, controversial.' - Nina Potell, Prima

'Can't recommend it enough . . . Exciting and a real breakthrough.' - Jessica Jarvli 

'With the pace of a thriller and a sci-fi plot, XX is a cracking high-concept read.' - Grazia

'Fresh, compelling and thought-provoking - I was completely immersed from start to finish.' - Francesca Hornak, author of Seven Days of Us

'This timely novel looks at reproductive rights, politics and parenthood.' - Stylist

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“Impressive Debut”

My thanks to Dialogue Books/Little Brown for an ARC via NetGalley. I found it hard to put down this innovative work of speculative fiction and I am recommending it without reservation.

Written in the first person the... More

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“Interesting”

A very interesting and thought provoking topic for a book. I was really looking forward to reading it because of all the hype. It didn't quite hit the mark for me. I think it's because I personally,... More

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“Class and sexuality, gender politics and Westminster politics”

What a wonderfully provocative and stimulating book this is! There’s a danger than novels based around ‘issues’ can lose their creative edge, that thing that makes them an act of storytelling rather than polemic, but... More

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